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Mrs Julia Hawks Gardel
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Birth: unknown, USA
Death: Jan., 1859
Damascus, Syria

She was the daughter of Jared and Hannah Hawks Jr.
She was a teacher in Philadelphia for many years and principal of a ladies seminary.
She died while on a world tour.

1871-07-18; Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer
From an article on Mount Vernon Cemetery
"The most noticeable monument is that to the memory of Mrs. Gardell [sic], and was erected at a cost of about $30,000. It is totally different in style and design from any other. It is of Italian marble, elaborate and ornate, the design and workmanship by statuary artists of European celebrity."
"The Gardel family, while traveling from Jerusalem to Damascus, was attacked by the Bedouins, causing the death of Mrs. Gardel soon after arriving in Damascus. the artist's idea was a funeral procession. A figure, representing Europe, preseded by a Genius with torch and key, who deposit the cineary urn in the pyramid. Asia is represented by a female figure seated on a camel. Africa is an Egyptian female, reclining on a sphinx ... The bas relief over the door is a bas relief of Mrs. Gardel ...The uppermost figure represents America, surrounded by the emblems of the physical sciences ...
The scuptor was G. Greef, Brussels, Siovar of the King of Belgium. 
Family links: 
  M Bertrand Gardel (1806 - 1885)
Mount Vernon Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: Mary Harrell-Sesniak
Originally Created by: Meges
Record added: Nov 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44064308
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 Added: Jun. 15, 2010

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